Objective: RL.2.4 Understand how Steinbecks word choices impact

Objective: RL.2.4 Understand how Steinbecks word choices impact

Objective: RL.2.4 Understand how Steinbecks word choices impact the tone of chapter 1 of Of Mice and Men by creating a found poem. John These effects shape the authors feeling, attitude, or perspective on a topic Tone is: ___________________________________________. One way an author shows their feelings about a topic is by their word choice. Imagery is a type of word choice. Whats imagery? see, hear, taste, smell, touch Today, youre going to the way you show that you Authors choose understand the understand how I use specific words and characters, setting, imagery tocreate help you phrases to and imagine my feelings specific effects. overall meaning of a about the setting. story. Steinbeck, author of Of Mice and Men using words related to the 5 senses Imagery is: ___________________________________. Identify the imagery words. Determine how they affect tone using this starter: The authors use of ___________ _____________ a ____________ tone about _______. 1 2 3 4 5 6

7 8 The chilly air tickled my cheeks as I walked hand in hand with my mom to visit Santa for the first time in my life. My heart pounded in my chest and my cheeks flushed red as I waited in line to see Santa. As I caught glimpses of his gleaming white beard and shiny black belt, I gasped. When it was finally my turn, his deep chuckle and round cheeks were just like Id seen in movies. We loaded up the car and drove to the beach where salty sea breeze and cascading waves rolled. My moms warm hands glided around as she gently smoothed the

sunscreen onto my back. Next to us, a dad buried his two children in the sand, their twinkling and musical giggles filling the air. After a while, my sunkissed shoulders told me it was time to seek some cool shade under the umbrella. Objective: RL.2.4 Understand how Steinbecks word choices impact the tone of chapter 1 of Of Mice and Men by creating a found poem. Directions: 1. Read the first page of Of Mice and Men. 2. Identify Steinbecks examples of imagery by underlining them. 3. Draw images that show how the imagery contributes to Steinbecks tone. 4. Be sure your found poem: A. uses the whole text B. captures the tone (authors feeling about the topic) C. includes pictures or symbols that enhance the imagery & tone D. includes an original title Childho od The chilly air tickled my cheeks as I walked hand in hand with my mom to visit Santa for the first time in my life. Objective: RL.2.4 Understand how Steinbecks word choices impact the tone of chapter 1 of Of Mice and Men by creating a found poem. A found poem is where you identify key words & phrases in a text. Then, surround the identified words with images that enhance the meaning of what you identified.

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